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Hunts Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival Tomorrow!

The 16th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival tomorrow, Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm

The parade kicks off at Hunts Point Riverside Park (Lafayette Ave. & Edgewater Rd.), registration at 10 AM and parade arrives at Barretto Point Park (Viele Ave. and Tiffany St.) approximately 12 PM.

The Fish Parade is a mile-long procession through the streets of Hunts Point featuring a caravan of marchers and colorful “floats” created by visual and performance artists from the South Bronx incorporating issues of environmental awareness and community advocacy.

The parade begins at Barretto Point Park at the block-long Hunts Point Summer Festival, featuring the main stage, live entertainment, info and activities by local groups. A day-long party celebrating Hunts Point’s revival, the street fair will provide a unique opportunity to connect the business and residential communities that have co-existed on the peninsula for so long.

Ideally, residents and visitors alike will have the chance to sample product lines from local merchants within the community and learn a little bit about the diverse business and artistic community here.

Business owners and artisans, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to meet their host community and network with local businesses and other merchants in the area. Other tents at the festival will highlight the local arts scene and the work of nearby arts, educational, and environmental organizations.

Visit the Daily News article on the Fish Parade.

Hunts Point Fish Parade

  • Grand Marshals leading the parade will be our honorees: Fernando Rosa, Hunts Point Recreation Center, The Bronx Defenders, and THE POINT CDC
  • Confirmed marchers include THE POINT CDC’s program staff and participants, YOU and more!!!  TABx, Little Branches Of Borinquen, and Explosion Dance Team.
  • Cash prizes for groups and individuals that best exemplify the theme Biodiversity from the Bruckner to Barretto Point Park.
  • Special guests all throughout the morning!!!
 

Hunts Point Summer Festival

Barretto Point Park (Viele Ave and Tiffany St) festivities begin at 12 PM and end at 4:45PM.

Main stage showcases and raffles will only take place at Barretto Point Park.

This year’s FREE action-packed festival details include…

  • Free shuttle bus throughout the day to and from Barretto Point Park and other stops throughout Hunts Point. See below for the map showing trolley stops every 30 minutes throughout Hunts Point from 11:45 AM – 4: 15 PM.
  • Greening the City Arts Festival by Laundromat Project
  • Hunts Point Basketball Classic Tournament
  • Hosted by Jose Rivera of X-Tremities Entertainment
  • Main stage performances by EC Salsero, Caridad de la Luz, “La Bruja” and Enso Taves
  • FREE raffles sponsored by Recycle-a-Bicycle, Bronx Beer Hall, THE POINT, Mr. Willie Dynamite, Bascom Catering and more.
  • Special guests throughout the afternoon!!!

Click here for additional details.

Note this event is a rain or shine (but the weather looks good, the mid-80s with 0% rain in the forecast). In case of poor weather conditions, we will move all festival activities to THE POINT CDC’s main campus on 940 Garrison Avenue. Itinerary subject to change.

For more info about the 16th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival, stay tuned to www.thepoint.org or call 718.542.4139.

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